Windows 10 Mobile grabs private notifications for the Lock Screen

If you are using Windows 10 Mobile build 10149 through the Insider program, there are plenty of improvements around. We have a hands-on video coming up this afternoon including whether or not you should install. For now, we want to highlight this new and exciting feature: private notifications.

Starting with build 10149 you can now optionally choose to hide the details of your notifications on your Lock Screen. For example, you can enable this option for text messages. Assuming your phone is PIN protected, when a user swipes down to the Notification Center all they see is 'Messaging' but the details will say 'Private.' Once the phone is unlocked, however, this now displays the message to the appropriate user.

Windows 10 Mobile private notifications

Users have this option available to them for all apps that have notifications.

Moreover, yes, you can see 'LED' mentioned in the Notifications and Actions area although there is no toggle yet evident. Instead, the generic 'notification' toggle turns this on or off. Certainly LED alerts are a thing for Windows 10 Mobile, although it may require newer hardware to have that enabled.

Once again, this type of privacy feature is not new as Android has had this ability for a while now. However, it is yet another small refinement in Windows 10 Mobile that brings it up to speed.

Stay tuned for more as we go through Windows 10 Mobile build 10149.

Via: Windows Mania; Thanks, Afonso, for the tip

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.